International law of sharks: obstacles, options and opportunities

Natalie Klein, Erika J. Techera

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In International Law of Sharks, Erika J. Techera and Natalie Klein provide an in-depth analysis of the current legal frameworks that relate to these important species. The authors offer ways in which to overcome obstacles that prevent existing laws from working better and identify best practice global governance options while highlighting opportunities for legal reform. Scientific evidence indicates that sharks play a critical role in maintaining marine ecosystem health, yet current governance regimes have not been effective and many shark species continue to diminish. In this context, effective laws are critical to improve sharks' conservation status. This volume also explores the broader relevance of oceans governance by identifying appropriate legal frameworks and regulatory mechanisms that balance conservation and utilisation of marine species in general.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLeiden, The Netherlands
Number of pages282
ISBN (Electronic)9789004345515
ISBN (Print)9789004345508
Publication statusPublished - 2017

Publication series

NameLegal aspects of sustainable development
ISSN (Print)1875-0923


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